Enterprise JavaBeans is a component architecture for the development and deployment of component-based distributed business applications. Applications written using the EJB architecture are scalable, transactional, and multi-user secure. These applications may be written once, and then deployed on any server that supports the J2EE standard.
This talk will provide a technical overview of the Enterprise JavaBeans architecture. We will provide a brief overview of the component types and the role of the EJB container, and then focus on new and recently-added features: support for web services, the architecture for container-managed persistence, and support for messaging.
Linda DeMichiel is the lead architect for Enterprise JavaBeans in the J2EE platform group at Sun Microsystems and the specification lead for the EJB Expert Group under the Java Community Process.